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May 4, 2006 - NYC


Why 'All Nuclear' are backed by governments but not by private companies?


"The cleaning of the radioactive waste costs huge amounts of money. In order to isolete the existing nuclear waste in USA, 300-600 billion dollars needed to finish Yucco mountain reposotory project."

Prof. Hayrettin KILIÇ, May 3, 2006, Turkish House, NYC.


From the opening of the Safety Enviroenmental Aspects of Nuclear Power Plants entitled panel.
(From left to right) Prof. Hayrettin Kiliç, Prof. Sultan Catto, Asst. Prof. Akif Kireççi,
Gokhan Gelisen, The Washington Group

May 3, 2006, Turkish House, NYC

- Safety Enviroenmental Aspects of Nuclear Power Plants> Media Release 

Light Millennium presented a panel for the 6th Anniversary of the organization which entitled "SAFETY ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS" on May 3, 2006, Wednesday at 7:00 PM, at the Turkish House. The panel was sponsored by the Federation of Turkish American Associations & the Turkish House.

The founding president of Light Millennium and the event producer Bircan Unver opened the night with her introductory speech. She stated that this panel  was held in conjunction with the 6th Anniversary of the Light Millennium's  dedication theme, "Choice for Humanity." She explained that the theme was inspired  by Mohammed ELBARADEI, the 2005-NOBEL PEACE PRIZE Recipient. To bring a different color to the event, Ms. Unver read the poem titled "Strontium-90" by Nazim  Hikmet in Turkish, and Ms. Sherrill Kazan, representative of Mexican Academy of International Law to the Department of Public Information of the United Nations, read the same poem in English. Afterwards, Ms. Unver presented the moderator of the panel, Asst. Prof. Akif KIRECCI who teaches at Stevens Institute of Technology, and board member of the Light Millennium.
(Left to right) Sherrill Kazan & Bircan Ünver

Dr. Akif Kirecci gave a brief introduction about the panel subject explaining the need arising to look for alternative renewable energy sources all around  the world today. He stated that the panel aimed to help the audience look further into different aspects of having nuclear energy plants in terms of safety and environment, and the challenges it carries politically and financially.

The first speaker of the panel Gokhan GELISEN, MS, PE, who is a senior structural engineer at Washington Group International Inc., gave detailed information on the nuclear energy facts and figures around the world. He stated that as  of 2005, there are 443 nuclear energy plants all around the world and 16% of electricity is nuclear sourced. This form of energy is considered to be a good alternative to coal since it is cheaper. He then brought to attention the condition in Turkey, giving the fact that if no precautions are taken, Turkey will have an energy crisis in 2009. It is clear that Turkey does not want to stay behind power technology and needs its own economic independence to make its own energy related decisions. He stated that in order not to fall behind technology, a 50 MWe pilot plant should be built; then it would be more meaningful to discuss the outcomes.

Gokhan Gelisen, Washington Group International Inc.

Prof. Sultan CATTO

The second speaker was Prof. Sultan CATTO, professor and executive officer in the PhD Program in Physics at The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. He gave a brief history of mechanics and explained the equivalance between mass and energy. He explained how uranium nucleus is converted to energy through chain reaction. He said that the pure heat supplied through the conversion of 1 gram of mass of uranium is equal to that of 3 tons of coal burned, or 14 barrels of oil. In this perspective, nuclear energy can be considered as an efficient energy source. However, there is always the chance of accidents as  Chernobyl. He mentioned that the Chernobyl disaster affected 120 thousand people and nobody lives within the 100 square miles of the area.

The third speaker Prof. Hayrettin KILIÇ, founder of Green Tank of Turunc Foundation, who is also a peace activist and environmentalist, presented the subject in a different aspect. He stated that governments are trying to shift the focus of nuclear plants to energy from nuclear weapons.

Nuclear energy is advertised as a cheap and safe alternative, but the reality is not so. He explained that in order to supply 2kg. of uranium usable for nuclear plants, 1 ton of mine is processed, and within this amount, only 14 grams is Uranium 235 which is converted to energy. To have one reactor, 44 million tones of ore is needed. That means billions of tons of uranium should be extracted from the earth for the 430 reactors there are currently. And after the very complicated and expensive process of mining-milling-conversion-enrichment-fuel fabrication, there comes out, besides energy, radioactive cooling water, gas, chemical and toxic waste which are hazardous for human health and environment. During the chain reaction, Plutonium 239 is produced which does not exist in nature, a man made element dangerous for environment. On the other hand, the cleaning of the radioactive waste costs huge amounts of money. In order to Ěsolete the existing nuclear waste in USA, 300-600 billion dollars needed to finish Yucco mountain reposotory project.

Prof. Hayrettin KILIÇ

Given all these facts, Dr. Kilic asked the audience to think about why all nuclear plants are backed by governments but not by private companies.

After the speakers completed their presentations, there was a Q&A session which turned into a dynamic discussion. The audience was left with the question of is it really worth to regenerate electricity through nuclear energy technology knowing the risks and dangers it carries.


A Group of attendees and participants of the panel, posed for
the Light Millennium at the Turkish House on May 3, 2006.

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Media Release: Figen Bingul

Special Thanks to:
- Hasan OZDEMIR, Director of Turkish House & His Staff
- Atilla PAK, President, FTAA
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Arda Sayiner, Executive Director, FTAA
& Staff of the Federation

Volunteers of the event:
- Aysen Terzi

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